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Holey dollar tops Noble Sydney sale

By Kerry Rodgers April 5-8 saw Sydney, Australia’s Noble Numismatics conduct their 40th anniversary sale. Among prices realized Australian gold was front and center. The catalog was filled with several notable gold collections. Among these were the half sovereigns of … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a double denomination error

By Peter Huntoon and Lee Lofthus During August 2014, coauthor Lofthus located a file labeled “Errors in Printing FR Notes” among Federal Reserve Board records preserved in the National Archives while we were working there. The file with respect to … Continue reading

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Caribbean guilder in development

By Richard Giedroyc It’s been a long time coming, but it now appears that Caribbean guilder coins and bank notes will finally become a reality. According to a Feb. 15 article appearing in the Curacao Chronicle newspaper, “The Central Bank … Continue reading

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Rare gold ancient found in Israel

By Richard Giedroyc Ancient gold coins are seldom found in Israel. An ancient Roman coin that is known from only one other example is even less seldom to be encountered anywhere. The gold aureus of Roman Emperor Trajan recently discovered … Continue reading

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PNG warns of fakes

A warning against counterfeit coins has been issued by the Professional Numismatists Guild. Unsuspecting buyers have submitted counterfeit modern bullion coins to Numismatic Guaranty Corporation for authentication and grading, PNG said. NGC, the official grading service of PNG, earlier reported … Continue reading

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Coins ‘minted freedom’ or irrelevant?

By Richard Giedroyc The possible demise of Australia’s 5-cent coin may be opening a can of worms Down Under regarding the future of physical cash, that being coins and bank notes. The Royal Australian Mint is currently celebrating the 50th … Continue reading

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Toronto Blue Jays get coin

A new $20 silver coin marking the 40th anniversary of the Toronto Blue Jays has been created by the Royal Canadian Mint. The colorized silver-dollar-sized piece is priced at $99.95 each in Canadian funds. In contains one troy ounce of … Continue reading

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England’s £5 polymer note is on track

By Kerry Rodgers On March 10 the Bank of England’s chief cashier, Victoria Cleland, announced that the bank’s new £5 note is on track for release later this year. The new design will be unveiled on June 2 with the … Continue reading

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Chinese rarities in Roxbury’s sale

By Kerry Rodgers As every collector and dealer knows, rarities turn up in the most unexpected places. Down Under in sunny Queensland, Bob Innes of Roxbury’s Auction House was busy cataloging his May sale one day in March. A new … Continue reading

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1869 Legal Tender “Rainbow” $50 tops Central States auction

A high-grade 1869 Legal Tender “Rainbow” $50, Fr. 151 in PMG About Uncirculated 55, is expected to bring in excess of $175,000 in Heritage Auctions’ April 27-May 2, CSNS Currency Signature Auction. The auction is being held in conjunction with … Continue reading

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